Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.



NiallFest2018 celebrating the work of Niall O’Murchadha (UCC Physics).


Niall with Kip Thorne Nobel laureate in Physics


Participants enjoying the sunshine in UCC at NiallFest2018

UCC invests in atmospheric monitoring station



Physics News

How physics explains the evolution of social organization
Posted on June 20, 2018 at 8:53 pm

A scientist at Duke University says the natural evolution of social organizations into larger and […]

Researchers find last of universe's missing ordinary matter
Posted on June 20, 2018 at 6:22 pm

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have helped to find the last reservoir of […]

Cooler computing through statistical physics?
Posted on June 20, 2018 at 5:41 pm

In the space inside a computer chip, where electricity becomes information, there's a scientific […]

New theory deepens understanding of Turing patterns in biology
Posted on June 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

A team of researchers at EMBL have expanded Alan Turing's seminal theory on how patterns are […]